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Apr 07, 2019 | Jeff Williamson

Bore Our Weight and Sin

1 Peter 2:24

Bore our weight and sin - 1 Peter 2:24

He Himself bore our sins  in His body  on the tree,  so that, having died to sins, we might live for righteousness; you have been healed by His wounds 1 Peter 2:24

He died as the sinner’s Substitute. This entire section reflects that great “Servant Chapter,” Isaiah 53, especially Isaiah 53:5–7, but also verses 9 and 12. Jesus did not die as a martyr; He died as a Savior, a sinless Substitute. The word translated “bare” means “to carry as a sacrifice.” The Jewish people did not crucify criminals; they stoned them to death. But if the victim was especially evil, his dead body was hung on a tree until evening, as a mark of shame (Deut. 21:23). Jesus died on a tree—a cross—and bore the curse of the Law (Gal. 3:13).

God’s gift of His Son is beautiful;

  • Christ was wounded that we might be healed.
  • He died so we might live. 
  • We die with him and thus we are dead of sin, so we can live in righteousness.
  • We are offered spiritual healing.

It is not Jesus the “Example” or the “Teacher” who saves us, rather it is Jesus the spotless Lamb of God who takes way the sins of the world.  Your sins.

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Here is the Lamb of God,  who takes away the sin  of the world!  

John 1:29 (HCSB)

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